Rabbis Work Out Truce Between Missing Millionaire's Feuding Mom and Wife


In the document, he revoked all of his previous powers of attorney, adding in a handwritten clause, "Specifically, I revoke all powers of attorney that I have given to my wife, Jamie Aguiar aka Jamie Black Aguiar, to act in any way on by behalf. I further OBJECT [emphasis his] to the appointment of my wife Jamie Black Aguiar, aka Jamie Aguiar, to serve in any capacity as guardian of my person and/or property, or to have authority to act on my behalf. At the present time my wife and I are in conflict and her interests are adverse to my interests."

Court records show that Guma Aguiar filed for divorce from Jamie Aguiar in July 2011, but the couple did not go through with the divorce.

Ellen Aguiar's attorneys insist that Guma Aguiar's wishes were clear and pointed to an even more recent filing Guma made.

"The fact that the Absentee revoked Jamie's designation as his pre-need guardian and substituted his mother in May of this year (2012) further supports the conclusion that the Absentee does not want Jamie Aguiar handling his assets."

"Apparently the Absentee foresaw these events," Ellen Aguiar's filing said, referring to Jamie Aguiar's behavior.

Jamie Aguiar's attorneys insist that her actions have only been in response to her mother-in-law's initial move to gain control, saying the legal battle has brought added stress on her and her family. The filing calls Ellen Aguiar "someone who can only kindly be described as an overly intrusive mother-in-law."

"Now, only one week after her Husband's abrupt and heart-wrenching disappearance, instead of being given the time to take a breath, focus on the needs of her children, and grieve, Jamie Aguiar is forced to spend time dealing with the stress of having to appear at an evidentiary hearing," her attorney wrote.

The devoutly Jewish Aguiar is known for being the main sponsor for an elite Israeli soccer team and making multi-million dollar charitable gifts to Jewish organizations. He has also had a number of personal transgressions.

He has been arrested several times, including for drug possession and driving under the influence, according to court records. He is also currently on probation after pleading no contest to domestic violence charges.

In 2010, he was involuntarily admitted to an Israeli psychiatric hospital after his erratic behavior.

Aguiar made his fortune in 2006 when he and his uncle Thomas Kaplan sold their Texas-based energy company for a reported $2.5 billion. The two have been in a messy legal battle since 2009 over the division of the money.

They went on to say that he was the victim of what amounted to "psychological terrorism."

In 2011, he was appointed an emergency guardian after his wife and mother petitioned a Miami-Dade judge for one.

The couple has four children, the youngest of whom is 10 months old. They also have a 3-year-old son, a 4-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son.

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